All-time National Players of the Year honorees going back to 1955 as selected by the editors of GrassrootsHoops.net. Only two never played a minute in the NBA.
Montverde Academy forward named 2015 Grassroots Hoops Mr. Basketball USA, Florida’s first ever honoree. Simmons is the first consensus choice since LeBron James in 2003.
Now in its eighth year, the Mr. Basketball USA Tracker tracks the progress of the nation’s top national player of the year candidates. We take a look back at the first seven preseason favorites and where they finished at the end of the season.
Kansas-bound wing from Huntington Prep (Huntington, W. Va.) is first foreign born choice since 1994
Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker and Aaron Gordon are only three candidates to appear on every ballot
Mr. Basketball USA Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker and Aaron Gordon highlight 50-player honor squad
All top candidates are selected to play in this year’s McDonald’s All-American Game, including newcomer Nigel Williams-Goss of Findlay Prep. Andrew Wiggins of Huntington Prep is a near consensus front-runner.
With lingering injuries to top players such Jabari Parker, Julius Randle and Andrew Harrison, new candidates have emerged in the national player of the year race to challenge clear front-runner Andrew Wiggins of Huntington Prep.
Julius Randle, No. 3 vote-getter in the preseason Mr. Basketball USA Tracker, suffered broken bone in his foot on Nov. 24 and likely out three months. We take a look at how this will affect this season’s national player of the year race and how injury has played a role in previous years.
Andrew Wiggins, the consensus No. 1 recruit in the country, leads voting in preseason Grassroots Hoops Mr. Basketball USA Tracker, now in its sixth year. Jabari Parker and Julius Randle also collect first-place votes.